Hyundai Santa Fe vs Toyota RAV4

For many reasons, SUVs make capable vehicles: Versatile, spacious, and often with potent powertrains, they make for a comfortable, practical drive. It's no wonder so many Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island shoppers are checking out these vehicles.

In this 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison, we want to show you two popular SUVs. When you see them side-by-side, you can evaluate which is best for your daily drive! Call us at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head to learn more.

Santa Fe vs RAV4: Interior

One difference between the 2019 Santa Fe and RAV4 is size. The Hyundai SUV is a midsize SUV, while the Toyota SUV is a compact SUV. While both vehicles offer roomy seating for five people, the Santa Fe has more space inside. Let's look at the specs in depth:

Hyundai Sonata

Toyota RAV4

Front Legroom

44.1 inches

41 inches

Rear Legroom

40.9 inches

37.8 inches

Cargo Behind Front Seats

71.3 cubic feet

69.8 cubic feet

While cargo space runs roughly even in the two vehicles, you'll find quite a bit more legroom in the Santa Fe. Whichever row you choose, you'll have roughly three extra inches to stretch your legs and stay limber in the Hyundai.

With cargo space hovering near 70 cubic feet in both SUVs, you'll have room for plenty of gear. Pack your outdoor-adventure items, from bikes to camping supplies!

Performance Specifications

You'll find both the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4 easy to drive on any road. Responsive steering and nimble handling make these vehicles fun, while the suspension systems deliver a smooth drive. Both SUVs come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), though all-wheel drive (AWD) is available.

When it comes to acceleration, the speedy Santa Fe has an advantage. It tops out with 235 horsepower from a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine and can accelerate down the highway with ease. While the RAV4 also offers excellent power, it falls a bit short: You'll see just 203 horsepower from the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.

Both vehicles can tow an impressive 3,500 pounds, though. Hitch up a small fishing boat or a couple of jet skis and explore those Florida coasts!

SUV Technology Features

Wherever your drive takes you, you'll want technology to keep you connected. The Toyota and Hyundai SUVs each feature impressive infotainment systems. In either vehicle, you'll get a 7-inch screen, alongside smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay®.

However, only the Santa Fe offers Android Auto™. Whether you have an Apple or Android device, you can pair it with the Hyundai infotainment system. Use your favorite apps on the go: Make calls, manage your playlists, send texts, and more.

Upper-level trims feature larger 8-inch touchscreens for both vehicles. In these versions, you can access integrated navigation systems. Enter your destination and get voice-guided directions and clear maps to light the way!  

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Toyota RAV4: Which Will You Choose?

There's no doubt about it: The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4 are two highly impressive SUVs. Now that you've read our car comparison, which feels like a better choice?

While these vehicles each stand out, the Santa Fe offers more cabin space, more powerful engines, and more infotainment options. If you value these qualities, schedule a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head. See whether the Santa Fe can handle the roads of Bluffton, Beaufort, and Hilton Head Island!

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